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On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2009

Volume 5870 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 322-339

Information Sharing Modalities for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

  • Alexandre de SpindlerAffiliated withInstitute for Information Systems, ETH Zurich
  • , Michael GrossniklausAffiliated withInstitute for Information Systems, ETH Zurich
  • , Christoph LinsAffiliated withInstitute for Information Systems, ETH Zurich
  • , Moira C. NorrieAffiliated withInstitute for Information Systems, ETH Zurich

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Abstract

Current mobile phone technologies have fostered the emergence of a new generation of mobile applications. Such applications allow users to interact and share information opportunistically when their mobile devices are in physical proximity or close to fixed installations. It has been shown how mobile applications such as collaborative filtering and location-based services can take advantage of ad-hoc connectivity to use physical proximity as a filter mechanism inherent to the application logic. We discuss the different modes of information sharing that arise in such settings based on the models of persistence and synchronisation. We present a platform that supports the development of applications that can exploit these modes of ad-hoc information sharing and, by means of an example, show how such an application can be realised based on the supported event model.